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Brain Teasers That Will Keep Your Mind Sharp

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Your brain is more fat than muscle, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to be kept in shape! The more you use it, the sharper it is, and brain teasers are a great and fun way to stay on top of your skills.

Here are 16 brain teasers that are ready to make you think pretty darn hard!

16. Missing Numbers

Answer: 3 and 7.

In each grid, add the top number to the one in the center to get the number on the left.

Then add the center number to the one on the bottom to get the number on the right.

15. Bees and Flowers

Answer: 4 bees and 3 flowers

14. Musical Measures

Answer:

13. Number Puzzles

Answer: 5. The numbers in each grid add up to 30.

12. Kangaroo Words

Answer: Dead, tutor, raucous, spot, amble.

11. Opposite Day

Answer:

LOST / FOUND
COOL / WARM
FAR / NEAR
HEAD / FEET
FRESH / STALE

10. Move Just Two

Answer: 

9. Jigsaw Find & Replace

Answer: 8

8. Happy Birthday!

Answer: Monday: John; Tuesday: George; Wednesday: Abe; Thursday: Millard; Friday: William.

7. Hidden Fruits

Answer: Mango (man goes), lemon (little money), plum (cheap lumber), ­lychee (really cheeky), pear (escape artist).

6. A-MAZE-ing!

Answer:

 

5. Simple Maths.

Answer: A = 1, B = 4, C = 8, D = 12, E = 17, F = 5, G = 16, H = 21, I = 18

4. Fun with Anagrams

Answer:

  1. Astronomer
  2. Debit card
  3. Garbage man

3. The Chip-In

Answer: $40 ($4 each split among ten friends or $5 each split among eight friends)

2. Don’t Break Your Brain

Answer: 4. The number at the center of each triangle is equal to the sum of the numbers at its base multiplied by the number at its apex. For example, (8 + 3) x 2 = 22.

1. One of These Things is Not Like the Other

Answer:

Did you solve them all? Do you feel smarter?

Thanks for playing along today!